Welcome to Food, Fun & Faraway Places!
About Food, Fun & Faraway Places
Kelly Stilwell began this journey with two parenting websites before she found her niche and created Food, Fun & Faraway Places. Today, she has a reach of over a quarter-million people between her blog and social media channels.
Now that her daughters are in college, Kelly shares recipes (many have been recreated from her travels) and writes about luxury travel and culinary experiences all over the world.
Food tourism is huge, and that is Kelly's specialty. Whether it's getting photos of mouthwatering dishes in a local restaurant, attending a culinary class, browsing the local markets, or experiencing a destinations street food, this is what sets Food, Fun & Faraway Places apart. After the visit is over, Kelly does her best to take home pieces of each destination to recreate foods so her readers can try a little bit of what she experienced.
"A few years ago at a conference, a destination marketer told me they just didn't have great food at her destination. I was floored! They simply hadn't looked at that part of their marketing plan, because there is always great food if you look for it." ~ Kelly
According to the 2020 report from the Word FoodTravel Association, "Experts predict that the largest growth areas in the next two years will be activities that are exploratory, experimental, and hands-on, where travelers can learn and experiment with new or different foods and drinks."
I'd love to show my readers why they should head to your destination for culinary travel!
Tower Bridge Dinner, Sacramento, California
I was excited to cover this event for The Daily Meal. Tickets are to come by, so if you ever get the chance, don't hesitate, just go!
Spice Market in Lima, Peru
Visiting the local markets is one of my passions, along with bringing home spices for recreating local dishes.
Black Sheep Restaurant, Santa Barbara, California
Ordering the Tuna Aguachili at The Black Sheep was a good move.
On Rocky Mountaineer train somewhere in British Columbia, Canada
As a Rocky Mountaineer Ambassador, I think I've eaten everything on the menu!
The Yard Milkshake Bar, Panama City Beach, Florida
Always save room for dessert!
The Audience Hall, Amman, Jordan
Though food is my passion, I'm fascinated by history, culture, and architecture.
What do you want to show off in your city? Let's chat. I'd love to explore your destination and make some new discoveries to share with our readers.
Food, Fun & Faraway Places Awards
Food, Fun & Faraway Places Mentions
Parade Magazine 35 Best Winter Desserts
The Daily Meal Recipes Pumpkin Recipe
The Daily Meal Travel Where to find the Best Food in Sacramento
Buzzfeed Inside Out Cupcakes
MSN Pumpkin Recipe
Southern Living Magazine Thanksgiving Cupcake Ideas
Visit Florida Perfect Beach Day On Anna Maria Island Beach
Holland America Press Diary Thai Cooking Class
JohnnyJet.com Travel Style
We3Travel.com Choosing a Walt Disney World Hotel podcast in June 2017
APlus in February 2017 (owned by Ashton Kutcher and Chicken Soup for the Soul.)
Travelocity, Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok (and many more)
The below post written by Kelly was featured as a top-performing campaign.
A Sampling of Brands we've worked with:
Kelly has worked with the following companies as a Brand Ambassador
Travelocity Gnational Gnomad
Rocky Mountaineer Ambassador
Tervis Tumbler Ambassador
Disney Social Media Mom
Work with Us On:
- Press Trips
- Sponsored Posts
- Twitter Parties
- Instagram Takeovers
- Social Media Outreach Campaigns
- Brand Ambassador Partnerships
Feel free to contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and International Travel Alliance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want to collaborate with us on Food, Fun & Faraway Places?
Email us and let us know if you have a destination, event, or product that would be a good fit. Reminder: this site is about food, fun, and travel. Anything else is not a good fit. Thanks for understanding.
Please note, we do not provide in-kind coverage of products and only accept relevant guest posts on a very limited basis.
What is a Guest Post?
A guest post is a post in which you write about a relevant topic in order to share your website with my readers. I have enjoyed many guest post relationships over the years and welcome ideas as long as they are relevant. I read every email, but I do not have time to respond to everyone. If you don't hear back, it's because I don't feel your idea is a good fit at this time. Thank you!
What is a Sponsored Post?
A sponsored post is an article written by a brand or me to promote a product or service. If you are interested in working with me on a sponsored post, please put that in the subject line. A sponsored post is not a guest post. My sponsored post rates begin at $500. Thank you!
Want to include a link and photo in an article on your site?
We love being featured! Feel free to use a photo as long as you link back to the actual post. If you're including a link to a recipe, please do not include the recipe details. Also, please shoot us an email so we can help you promote the article. We appreciate you including us!